Have a Union that leaks a very small amount on the incoming water line to
Really a small amount, a few drops if someone takes a long shower.
Maybe I shouldn't call it a Union, as it is not the kind of coupling with a
spherical seat and no gasket.
This one has flat mating internal surfaces with a gasket between them. I
saw this when the water company man put in the new pressure reducer a while
Anyway, I can certainly live with a few drops, but it is annoying.
I reallyt don't want to call a Plumber in just for this.
I was thinking about hydraulic cement.
Would a very thin smear of this stuff where it is leaking on the outside do
any good ?
On Mar 12, 8:00 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Is it possibly condensation on a cold water pipe?
Cold water coming in from a cool underground pipe ar say 45 to 50
Then warm moist hose air condensing on the outside of the pipe as cold
water flows and 'slight drips' are actually condensation?
Just a thought!. We run a dehumidifier inour basement certain times of
theyear and it removes a certain amount of moisture. So there is never
enough in ours to cause condensation on cold surfaces; so just a
That's a good point; I remember at my parents' house you could see the
whole pipe sweating where it came into the house. Of course they had
a well not city water. Put insulation around the whole thing up to
the accumulator tank and that took care of it. For some reason the
pipes would sweat but the tank wouldn't.
I just ASSumed since he localized it to the union that that was
actually the problem; if it were condensation he'd see it along the
whole length of pipe from the service entrance to wherever it warmed
up enough not to condense anymore.
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